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sit-down

a form of civil disobedience in which demonstrators sit down in a public place as a protest or to draw attention to a cause
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Department stores were particularly prone to sit-downs because employees could be replaced so easily in regular strikes.
Sit-downs were successful even though unions had just been decimated by the Great Depression.
In fact, sit-downs sometimes occurred because people distrusted union officials.
But both management and union leaders are caught unprepared by sit-downs.
If you ask, "Why did sit-downs come to a halt in the US?